A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured by Mario Malini
Via Emilia, 89 Bologna
M. B. R. - Moto Biciclette Riparazioni
In 1924 the company began producing motor bicycles with a frame designed in such a way as to have the engine situated within the frame triangle. This is probably the oldest auxiliary engine designed and built in Bologna.
By 1925 their Modello C Tipo Turismo had the appearance more of a motorcycle than a powered bicycle, although it still had pedals. Specification remained much the same as the previous year's machines.
MBR Turismo 1924 Specification
1. Musei Patrimonio Industriale, which has an example in their collection, give somewhat different information:
Manufactured 1923-1930. Founders: Giuseppe Giovannini, Mario Malini. Address: Via Mazzini 89 Bologna.
Sources: MC Storico Conti, et al.